CheckPoint: Domain Name
Assume the role of an IT consultant to a new nonprofit organization, Free Flu, which provides flu shots to the elderly. The organization needs a domain name. Utilize Internet resources to determine which domain name is available to the company. Judge whether you would use a .com, .org, or .net for the Web address. Differentiate between any Web pages or Web servers you would use for this task. Describe your findings and reasoning in 200 to 300 words.
The first step to finding the availability of a domain name is to check sites such as whois.org and InterNIC. These two sites are top level domains an contain information about available unused domain names. These sites are also the registrar for new domain names and ownership. Whenever a domain name is presented to these sites a return about the domain name and availability of that name returns to the user after query. If that name is available you will get the information as the following example displays. Whois Server Version 2.0
Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information.
No match for domain "FREEFLU".
>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:21:33 UTC <<<
Since there was not match for the domain name (freeflu) the submitter may choose to use and registrar that name.
After selecting the domain name and extension of the domain name must be decided upon. Some examples of these extensions are; .com, .net, .gov or .org. When deciding upon a extension the submitter must pay for the selected domain name. When deciding what root will be used the user would be smart to use one that represent that user and how other will indentify the domain name.
Because freeflu is a nonprofit organization it would be best to use the .org extension. This level of domain name fits the profile of a organization and is...